JAGUAR BIKE-A-THON ARRIVES AT ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL ON EARTH DAY 2010
8-day cycling event ends after 350 mile trip from Nogales, Arizona
Riders present 363 citizen endorsements of jaguar recovery to federal wildlife agency
20 cyclists in all, 4 pedal the whole event
JBAT wins 1st place in Earth Day parade
Hugs to all the JBAT riders:
Heather Batts, Dusti Becker, Ian Fritz, Diane Flannery, Gary Flannery, Andrea Gaines, Eric Holle, Mike Ingrahm, Anna Knapp, Joyce Kolbrer, Craig Miller, Julie Miller, anonymous, Lee Mortimer, Pacific Sommers, Turtle Southern, Daniel Patterson, Tony Povilitis, J.D. Trebec.
A big “thank you” to our hosts for overnight stays and/or presentation arrangements:
Renee Barbaree, Paul Hirt, Gary La Croix, Jennifer Parks, Natalie Robb, Tim Storer, Paul Wolterbeek.
Gratitude for special assistance to:
Ross Andrews, Sergio Avila, Center for Biological Diversity, Andrea Gaines, Diana Hadley, Annette Heath, Anna Knapp, Erin Maupin, Bonnie and David Miller, Rep. Daniel Patterson, Northern Jaguar Project, Monique Shaffer, Randy Serraglio, Sky Island Alliance, Sonoita Fire House, Tucson Earth Day Festival, Larry Vereen, Susan Wettington, Jan Zinkel
Appreciation for attending the Earth Day Rally to:
Rep. Pat Flemming, Rep. Daniel Patterson, Steve Spangle, Rep. Nancy Young Wright
T-shirt Art by:
Special thanks to:
Event organized by:
Dr. Tony Povilitis
Life Net Nature
For the jaguar and the wild spirit shared by all living things
APRIL 15-22, 2010
Join us for all or part of this 8-day 300 mile bike trip to support recovery of the jaguar as a native species of the USA.
Not sure if you can ride? No problem, join us on the road. See our Day by Day Schedule.
The trip begins in the beautiful mountains of southern Arizona and ends in Phoenix on EARTH DAY, April 22. We’ll pass through great country and the towns of Nogales, Patagonia, Sonoita, Tucson, Oracle, Mammoth, Globe, and Superior along the way.
En route we’ll build support for jaguar conservation with evening presentations and other activities. In Phoenix we will deliever the Citizens’ Statement of support for jaguar recovery, hold a rally, and enjoy a closing fiesta. Click here for a map of the general route.
Even if you can’t cycle you can help in very important ways:
1. If you live along the J BAT route, you can help spread word of the event in your area, help organize a local community event, or host or find hosts for cyclists in need of evening accommodations. (Anyone offering a hot tub along the way will become an instant hit with participants)
2. You can help with media contacts, by driving a support vehicle, by getting endorsements for the Citizens’ Statement, or by offering art work, food, a cold drink, and a friendly smile.
3. Please consider sending a donation for the JBAT, as funds are needed to produce some really cool Jaguar T-shirts for participants and supporters, banners, bumper stickers (maybe), and some surprises. Send your check payable to:
Life Net, 6423 South Bascom Trail, Willcox, AZ 85643, Indicate on your check “for Jaguar Bike-a-thon.”
HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Or leave your message below. Indicate if you want to be a cyclist or a support person. Tony will get back to you and provide further details.
Help circulate the JBAT flyer!